A child mental health agency, the Boston Public Schools, and several other urban community service agencies have joined together to provide school-based mental health and other support services to students and their families living in neighborhoods plagued by poverty and crime.
In collaboration with several community partners, the University of Texas Medical Branch provides remote mental health assessment and treatment services via videoconferencing technology and onsite case management to low-income, minority, and other students and parents in seven school-based primary care clinics in the Galveston Independent School District.
Advanced practice nurses provide primary, preventive, and mental health care to individuals with severe mental illness, leading to improvements in health outcomes.
Using culturally competent and respectful methods of recruitment and advocacy, the Native Sisters program uses lay health advisers to provide American Indian women living in urban areas with breast cancer education, advocacy, and support, leading to enhanced access to screening services.
Project Venture is an outdoor experiential youth development program designed to prevent substance abuse and related problems among American Indian youth, including high-risk youth.
The Salud Mobile Outreach Program provides medical and dental care, referrals, and patient education, primarily in rural areas, to Mexican immigrants, many of whom are poor, uninsured, and monolingual with limited education.
Faith community nurses provide case management, consultation, health education, screenings, and basic care at little or no cost to low-income, uninsured/underinsured individuals.
Using interactive videoconferencing, the University of California at Davis provides 24-hour child abuse evaluation and consultation services to underserved rural areas and also provides monthly child abuse training to health care providers in these areas.
A hospital's obstetrics and gynecology residency training clinic used Six Sigma methodologies to identify and address inefficiencies in workflow.
The HIV Testing Program provides sexual health education, counseling, and HIV testing to at-risk youth in easy-to-access locations, along with individual counseling for those who test positive, leading to the successful identification and linking to treatment of HIV-positive individuals.